Archive for July, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

Friday, July 29th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 119 min

Languages: English | Apache languages (some dialogue)

Director: Jon Favreau

Tagline: First contact. Last stand.

 

Writers: Roberto Orci (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay)

 

Cast: Daniel Craig … Jake Lonergan
Abigail Spencer … Alice
Buck Taylor … Wes Claiborne
Matthew Taylor … Luke Claiborne (as Matt Taylor)
Cooper Taylor … Mose Claiborne
Clancy Brown … Meacham
Paul Dano … Percy Dolarhyde
Chris Browning … Jed Parker
Adam Beach … Nat Colorado
Sam Rockwell … Doc
Ana de la Reguera … Maria
Noah Ringer … Emmett Taggart
Brian Duffy … Deputy
Olivia Wilde … Ella Swenson
Keith Carradine … Sheriff John Taggart

 

Plot: The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been… Written by Universal Pictures   Plot Keywords: Sheriff  Posse  Arrest  Alien  Desert   See »

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: This Is Crazy

 

Cast: Steve Carell … Cal Weaver
Ryan Gosling … Jacob Palmer
Julianne Moore … Emily Weaver
Emma Stone … Hannah
Analeigh Tipton … Jessica Riley
Jonah Bobo … Robbie Weaver
Joey King … Molly Weaver
Marisa Tomei … Kate Taffety
Beth Littleford … Claire Riley
John Carroll Lynch … Bernie Riley
Kevin Bacon … David Lindhagen
Liza Lapira … Liz
Josh Groban … Richard
Mekia Cox … Hip Hairdresser Tiffany
Julianna Guill … Madison

 

Plot: Cal (Steve Carell) and Emily (Julianne Moore) have the perfect life together living the American dream… until Emily asks for a divorce. Now Cal, Mr Husband, has to navigate the single scene with a little help from his professional bachelor friend Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Make that a lot of help… Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Bar  Girl  Friend  Divorce  Love   See »

Colombiana

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director: Olivier Megaton

Tagline: Revenge is beautiful.

 

Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)

 

Cast: Zoe Saldana … Cataleya
Jordi Mollà … Marco
Lennie James … Ross
Amandla Stenberg … Cat – 10
Michael Vartan … Danny Delanay
Cliff Curtis … Emilio Restrepo
Beto Benites … Don Luis
Jesse Borrego … Fabio
Cynthia Addai-Robinson … Alicia
Angel Garnica … Pepe
Ofelia Medina … Mama
Callum Blue … Richard
Sam Douglas … William Woodgard
Graham McTavish … Head Marshall Warren
Charles Maquignon … Sergeant Bill Attwood

 

Plot: A young woman grows up to be a stone-cold assassin after witnessing her parents' murder as a child in Bogota. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target – the mobster responsible for her parents' death. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Murder  Assassin  Uncle  Death  Fist Fight   See »

Magic Trip

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place

 

Writers: Alex Gibney (screenplay), Alison Ellwood (screenplay)

 

Cast: Stanley Tucci … Narrator
Jack Kerouac … Himself (archive footage)
Timothy Leary … Himself (archive footage)
Ken Kesey … Himself (archive footage)
Allen Ginsberg … Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Garcia … Himself (archive footage)
The Grateful Dead … Themselves (archive footage)
Neal Cassady … Himself (archive footage)
Phil Lesh … Himself (archive footage)
Ram Dass … Himself (archive footage)
Bob Weir … Himself (archive footage)
Ken Babbs … Himself (archive footage)
Ron McKernan … Himself (archive footage)
Paula Sundsten … Herself (archive footage)
Kathy Casamo … Herself (archive footage)

 

Plot: A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster's fabled road trip across America. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place

The Smurfs

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director: Raja Gosnell

Tagline: Who's your papa? (Papa Smurf poster)

 

Writers: Peyo (characters), J. David Stem (screenplay)

 

Cast: Hank Azaria … Gargamel
Neil Patrick Harris … Patrick Winslow
Jayma Mays … Grace Winslow
Sofía Vergara … Odile
Tim Gunn … Henri
Madison McKinley … Model
Meg Phillips … Model
Julie Chang … Newscaster
Roger Clark … Newscaster
Mark Doherty … Bluetooth Businessman
Minglie Chen … Young Woman
Sean Kenin … Guy in Plaid Shirt
Victor Pagan … Bum
Mahadeo Shivraj … Cabbie
Adria Baratta … Anjelou Employee

 

Plot: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours — in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Written by Columbia Pictures   Plot Keywords: Smurf  Blue  New York City  New York  Based On Comic   See »

Roadie

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Michael Cuesta

Tagline: It was fun while it lasted

 

Writers: Gerald Cuesta, Michael Cuesta

 

Cast: Ron Eldard … Jimmy
Jill Hennessy … Nikki
Bobby Cannavale … Randy Stevens
Lois Smith … Mom
David Margulies … Don Muller
Catherine Wolf … Marilyn Muller
Suzette Gunn … Lizette (as Suzette 'Azariah' Gunn)
Gary Cruz … Hispanic Store Owner
Anthony Mangano … Male Cop
Lourdes Martin … Female Cop
Jarlath Conroy … Wes, Motel Clerk
Lynne Lipton … Waitress
Arian Moayed … Irfan
Diana Ravelo … Yopi
Darrell Vanterpool … Teen

 

Plot: For over 20 years, Jimmy Testagross has lived his childhood dream: being a roadie for his childhood heroes, Blue Oyster Cult. But the band's Arena-Rock glory days are a distant memory. County fairs and club gigs pay the bills. And Jimmy has become a casualty of these leaner times. With no place to go, no job prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy needs to regroup. So he returns to his childhood home in Queens, Ny. There, he revisits old relationships: his ailing, widower mom, a high school crush, a former nemesis and, most importantly, his relationship with himself. Jimmy, the middle-aged man-child, has never grown up. He still carries the resentments and frustrations of his youth, and has allowed them to fester and define who and what he is. Confronted with his mother's illness, Jimmy has a choice: let go of the past and take responsibility for both himself and the woman who raised and now needs him. Or continue to live a life of lies and frustration. Written by Gerald Cuesta   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Roadie  Band  Queens New York City  New York City  New York State   See »

Friends with Benefits

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: Will Gluck

Tagline: Friendship is a four-letter word.

 

Writers: Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay)

 

Cast: Justin Timberlake … Dylan Harper
Mila Kunis … Jamie Rellis
Patricia Clarkson … Lorna
Jenna Elfman … Annie Harper
Bryan Greenberg … Parker
Richard Jenkins … Mr. Harper
Woody Harrelson … Tommy Bollinger
Nolan Gould … Sam
Andy Samberg … Quincy
Shaun White … Himself
Andrew Fleming … Driver
Catherine Reitman … Female Co-Worker
Courtney Henggeler … Flight Attendant
Masi Oka … Darin Arturo Morena
Tiya Sircar … Hostess

 

Plot: Jamie (Mila Kunis) is a New York head-hunter trying to sign Los Angeles-based Dylan (Justin Timberlake) for her client. When he takes the job and makes the move, they quickly become friends. Their friendship turns into a friendship with benefits, but with Jamie's emotionally damaged past and Dylan's history of being emotionally unavailable, they have to try to not fall for each other the way Hollywood romantic comedies dictate. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Break Up  Job  New York  Eurocopter As350 Squirrel  Flash Mob   See »

The Front Line

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, War

Release Year: 2011

Country: South Korea

Runtime: 133 min

Languages: Korean | English

Director: Hun Jang

Tagline:

 

Cast: Ha-kyun Shin … Kang Eun-pyo
Soo Go … Kim Soo-hyeok
Seung-su Ryu … Oh Gi-yeong
Chang-Seok Ko … Yang Hyo-sam
Je-hoon Lee … Shin Il-Young
Jin-woong Jo
In-gi Jeong
Seung-yong Ryoo … Hyeon Jeong-yoon
Ok-bin Kim … Cha Tae-kyeong
Yeong-seo Park
Seo Joon-Yeol … Tobacco soldier
Seung-min Woo
Min Choi … Antiaircraft Army officer
Jo Min-ho … 2P radio soldier
Rok-kyeong Kim … Supplemental soldier

 

Plot: Towards the end of the Korean War an uneasy ceasefire is ordered, but out on the Eastern front line of the Aerok Hills fierce fighting continues. A race to capture a strategic point to determine a new border between the two Koreas is the ultimate prize. A bullet is then found in the body of dead company commander of the South Korean army. The bullet that killed the company commander belongs to the South Korean army. Lieutenant of the Defense Security Command Kang Eun-Pyo is ordered to go out into the Eastern front line and investigate the murder. When Kang Eun-Pyo arrives in the Aerok Hills he is surprised to find his old friend Kim Soo-Hyeok commanding troops in the Aerok Hills. Kang Eun-Pyo believed Kim Soo-Hyeok was dead. In their younger years, Kim Soo-Hyeok was a meek student, but he eventually became the leader of Aerok company as a lieutenant. The situation in the Aerok company raises many flags in the eyes of Kang Eun-Pyo… Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia   Add Synopsis Genres: Drama  War

The Wicker Tree

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama, Horror

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director: Robin Hardy

Tagline: Accept our sacrifice

 

Writers: Robin Hardy (book), Robin Hardy

 

Cast: Christopher Lee … Old Man
Graham McTavish … Sir Lachlan Morrison
Honeysuckle Weeks … Lolly
Brittania Nicol … Beth Boothby
Clive Russell … Beame
Keira McMillan … Morag
Henry Garrett … Steve
Jacqueline Leonard … Delia Morrison
Ailidh Mackay … Anthea
Keith Warwick … Donald Dee
Kirstin Murray … Celebrity interviewer
James Mapes … Reverend Moriarty
Prue Clarke … Mary
Callum Mitchell … Strange Scottish Villager
Lesley Mackie … Daisy

 

Plot: Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Black Comedy  Second Part  Satire  Plant In Title  Three Word Title   See »

Captain America: The First Avenger

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English | Norwegian (a few lines) | French (a few lines)

Director: Joe Johnston

Tagline: When patriots become heroes

 

Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay)

 

Cast: Chris Evans … Captain America / Steve Rogers
Hayley Atwell … Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan … James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes
Tommy Lee Jones … Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving … Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Dominic Cooper … Howard Stark
Richard Armitage … Heinz Kruger
Stanley Tucci … Dr. Abraham Erskine
Samuel L. Jackson … Nick Fury
Toby Jones … Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough … Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan
Derek Luke … Gabe Jones
Kenneth Choi … Jim Morita
JJ Feild … James Montgomery Falsworth
Bruno Ricci … Jacques Dernier

 

Plot: It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erksine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erksine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's head of its secret HYDRA research department, Johann Schmidt aka the Red Skull, Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot. However, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America and his war against Schmidt begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)   Plot Keywords: Scientist  Captain  Military  Soldier  Rescue   See »